Travis Alabanza’s play Overflow at the Bush Theatre is both tender in its empathy for the different kinds of trans experience and passionately angry about prejudice.
New play Rust at the Bush, about an extramarital affair, is short but emotionally truthful and invigorating.
Caryl Phillips’ 1980 Windrush classic Strange Fruit is a bit too masculinist and verbose, and poorly staged.
Poetic two-hander The Half God of Rainfall combines epic myth, family relationships and gender politics in an exciting evening.
Old and new collide in Wendy & Peter Pan, a beautifully staged Lyceum Christmas production that combines originality with fidelity to the spirit of a much-loved classic.
Although the temptation might be to dismiss Buggy Baby as an oddity, that would be a mistake. Both the originality of the writing, its rapidity, its mix of the mundane and the surreal, and the explosive excitement of the staging suggest a fertile way forward for British new writing.
Uma Thurman’s starring role in Kill Bill clearly provides inspiration for the latter part of Nir Paldi’s Bucket List – a hit-list for daughter Milagros to use when hunting down those indirectly responsible for killing her mother Maria.